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Why a Colonoscopy is So Important ,
man holding his stomach in pain

Some things get better with age, while it seems that others just fall apart. The human body is unfortunately in a state of decline from around the mid-30s. This is often difficult to grasp because, not only do the majority of people in their 30s have young children, but ~35 years of age is not that old! Yet, science reveals that most bodily functions peak shortly before age 30 and then gradually and continually go downhill.

With your body aging and declining, it is vital that you take good care of yourself to promote optimal health. Getting older is no excuse to “let yourself go” and give up. One way that you can promote your health is by undergoing a colonoscopy once you turn 50. This procedure can detect and remove 98% of precancerous and cancerous polyps, making it the “gold standard” in colon cancer screenings. Colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. A colonoscopy can save your life because it is the most accurate test for cancer of the colon and rectum.

A colonoscopy is a screening test for colorectal cancer. It is an exam of the inner lining of the large intestine, rectum, and colon. Most people who have colon cancer do not experience any symptoms until the cancer is in the late stages. Pay attention to your body! Symptoms of colon cancer can include the following:

  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Continuous stomach issues

If you know someone who has undergone a colonoscopy, then you have probably heard about the “prep” for the procedure. Before undergoing a colonoscopy, you will need to clean out your colon – this is known as the “colon prep.” This preparation is the worst part of a colonoscopy, but it is necessary — plan on being home as you prepare for your procedure.

While a colonoscopy may not be something to look forward to, this procedure can save your life. Contact the practice of David P. Yamini, MD, to schedule your appointment.

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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